Visiting Professor Program 2013

Visiting Professor 2013

ClaudioEizirik.pngAn early WELCOME to ALL SFCP members, community members, and trainees to our Fall programs

Claudio Eizirik, M.D., a Training and Supervising Analyst
from Puerto Alegre, Brazil will be the SFCP 2013 Visiting Professor.

2013 San Francisco Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program Graduates

2013 San Francisco Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program Graduates

In March of 2013, I completed my Marriage and Family internship at the Marina Counseling Center. I have since been busy establishing and developing my private practice in San Francisco. I work with adults, adolescents and couples. My participation in the PPTP program has provided me the building blocks to work psychoanalytically, deepening my understanding of classical as well as contemporary psychoanalytic theory. As a result of completing the program, I feel supported and strengthened as a clinician, and I am very excited to continue my learning in the years to come. Beyond my clinical work, through my studies in the PPTP program I have developed collegial, friendship and supervisory relationships that add energy and meaning to my life.

2013 Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program Graduates

2013 Palo Alto Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program Graduates

Throughout the two year program, pieces of theories which were passed to us by a variety of enthusiastic instructors, and pieces of rich samples of live cases which we tasted in the case conferences, were combined with valuable supervision, mentoring and personal treatment into a growing mosaic of analytical thoughts.

Every class, supervision, or treatment session enriched the range of personal and professional insights. Even though many of the small pieces of the mosaic are still missing, and even though a deep enriched view of the theories is still a rare and elusive experience, the analytic mosaic has become a permanent growing part of myself.

2013 Psychoanalytic Education Division Graduates

2013 Psychoanalytic Education Division Graduates

J. DAVID FRANKEL, Ph.D. (May 9, 1942 – August 31, 2012)

Library News

Book Sale
The SFCP Library is having a book sale! Please see our LIST for titles and pricing information. Thank you to those who have donated books recently, making our sale possible.

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Library Hours
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Abbot Bronstein, Ph.D., published the following:

"The Analyst's Work," in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, Vol 94, Number 1, 2013
"Mrs. Klein, the Contemporary Kleinians and the Drives: Are they what drive the theory and clinical work?" in the Contemporary Psychoanalysis Vol 49; Number 1, 2013


Gilbert Kliman, M.D., a graduate child and adult analyst and SFCP member, has announced that the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in concert with non-profit UNEV of Haiti has awarded The Children's Psychological Health Center of San Francisco three-year grant. The grant supports a psychoanalytically informed effort to stop child rape, and focuses on the prosecution of and therapeutic response to child rapes. Dr. Kliman is Medical Director of The Children’s Psychological Health Center of San Francisco.


Poetry and Psychoanalysis at SFCP and the J. David Frankel Memorial Fund

On a beautiful Sunday morning in early February at SFCP, the following poem could be heard:
I knew not the Temple of Amassed Incense- -
For several miles, I entered cloudy peaks:
Ancient trees, a path without people,
Deep in the mountains, a bell from what place?

The sound of a spring: choking steep stones,
Sun’s color: cooling green pines.
On the cusp of evening, at the bend of an empty pond,
Sitting in meditation, I master the poison dragon.

Thank You!

You may have noticed the wonderful photographs SFCP has been using for its brochures, but you might have missed that they are the work of SFCP’s member, Lee Grossman. Dr. Grossman, we would like to thank you for your generosity and for allowing us the use of your photographs for SFCP’s promotional materials.

Artist Statement: The Psychopathography of Everyday Life

(This artist statement was copied from Dr. Grossman’s website)

SFCP 2013 Election and Candidates Statements

SFCP Analyst Members and Candidates, last month, everyone should have received a ballot for this year’s election. The ballot includes three candidates: one position of President-Elect and two positions of Analyst-at-Large on our Board of Trustees. If you have already voted, thank you! If not, please send in your ballot by June 14, 2013. Below are the candidates’ statements.

Michael Donner, Ph.D.
Although running unopposed, I am pleased to have this opportunity to introduce myself as a candidate for President-Elect.


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